The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from A Book of Remarkable Criminals by H. B. Irving:|
gold watch in Butler's possession the latter had nothing but
scorn. He was a "lean and slippered pantaloon in Shakespeare's
last stage"; and he, Butler, would have been a lunatic to have
confided in such a man.
The jury acquitted Butler, adding as a rider to their verdict
that there was not sufficient evidence of identification. The
third charge against Butler was not proceeded with. He was put
up to receive sentence for the burglary at the hairdresser's
shop. Butler handed to the judge a written statement which Mr.
Justice Holroyd described as a narrative that might have been
taken from those sensational newspapers written for nursery-
A Book of Remarkable Criminals